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Leopard plays with annoyed water buffalo - Mala Mala, S-A

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Published on Oct 17, 2010

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AMUR LEOPARD CONSERVATION
With 30 in the wild, it is the most endangered big cat species on Earth. ALTA is implementing a wide series of projects to save the species. Support at: http://www.amur-leopard.org

BIOSPHERE EXPEDITIONS
Their philosophy is based on a voluntarism principle, where you will spend your holidays helping scientists on a conservation project, see : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_VTte...
Here is their leopard conservation project in Namibia http://www.biosphere-expeditions.org/......
And this is their Arabian leopard conservation project in Oman:
http://www.biosphere-expeditions.org/...


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LEOPARD CONSERVATION STATUS (IUCN)

Near Threatened
AFRICAN LEOPARD, occurs across most of sub-Saharan Africa
INDIAN LEOPARD, is widely distributed on the Indian subcontinent
INDO-CHINESE LEOPARD, mainland Southeast Asia & southern China
All increasingly rare outside protected areas. Populations are decreasing

Endangered
PERSIAN LEOPARD, fewer than 871-1,290 mature ind., declining pop.
SRI LANKAN LEOPARD, Sri Lanka
NORTH CHINESE LEOPARD, Northern China

Critically Endangered
JAVAN LEOPARD, from 350-700 to 250 or even 100 mature individuals.
ARABIAN LEOPARD, less than 200 in 2006, pop. decreasing.
AMUR LEOPARD, 30 in the wild, most endangered big cat on Earth.
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HUMAN THREAT
Mainly habitat loss. But leopards are also:
killed for commercial reasons (fur, others), leopard-human conflict, hunted for fun. Kept unfree (zoos..., in small cages without vegetation + exhibited all day to another species). Used as tourist attractions. Petted. And surely others.

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